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I find myself in need of some assistance with my latest project.
I am trying to get the rotor off of my project and I dont have the required tool if you go to 3min:14sec on this video you will see what I am trying to do.
I need the size of the long socket required to remove the three stator bolts and nothing I have will go near it and I dont want to get heavy handed and mess up the stator.
The bloke on the video just whizzes it off but he dont mention what size socket he is using which is very un helpful

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Any ideas as to where I can get the required size so I can get the long socket and carry on?
 

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I got one but its in millimetres.
I have checked a spare parts catalogue but it dont give the size.....:(:(:(
Its 13mm across the flats but as its a Triumph, I dont know what that is in imperial..
As 12mm is half an inch I would say the next imperial would be 9/16" but I have tried that and its too big.

My next question ishow do I lock up the clutch so Ican remove the centre bolt as I dont have a clutch locking and it will probably take a week to get one of I go online?..:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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Hi scouseviking. It's likely to be 1/2 inch AF (across the flats). A 1/2 inch is actually 12.7mm. (1 inch = 25.4mm) You will find that a 13mm socket will be a loose-ish fit (0.3mm bigger than 1/2 inch) and, depending on tightness, you could run the risk of smearing off the corners of the hexagon. Definitely try 1/2 inch AF.
Good luck,
Flyingcharlie.
 

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I just sorted it with a 13mm socket so thats me done for today, I need to order new studs as they rounded off as expected but i got them out safely....
My plan of action next is to go get a new pair of glasses from the opticians and probably a maglite with led bulb so I can see what I am doing a bit better, my eyes are struggling with the close up stuff and its 20+ years since I did my last one.;););)
As soon as my parts book arrives I can start putting together a list of stuff I need and then find a reliable supplier to hook me me up with the bits.:thumbup:
Thanks for your help lads, I am sure this wont be my last post and sorry to all you Honda lads for boring you with all this old school brit bike stuff.
I signed up to a Triumph forum but its mostly our colonial cousins from over the water and I dont want their help as its one of them that mistreated this bike in New Yoyk...:toothy10::toothy10::toothy10:
 

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i really doubt anyone will mind your thread its a bike build thread it just happens to be a triumph . I myself love the build threads I would love an old triumph of my own but I cant afford one these days and years ago my lack of mechanical skills and money constraints prevented it . I would be glad of good advise where ever it came from . when I had a Harley it was our Murican cousins that I got all my advise from on the forums and articles in American iron magazine one old bloke in California who was building engines and gear boxes back in the 60's was a great help to me I sent him a pm with a question and he took the time to give me a very long detailed informative answer . in fact one of the most likeable riders I ever met well an ex rider now was a bloke called Bruce who was over in Ireland on holidays he grew up on a farm in Iowa he ran a 72 bonnie until he started a family . a pure gentleman and a good laugh too . there is millions of Muricans riding bikes I have been chatting with the on the bike forums for years they are mainly sound blokes even the ones who put their foot in their mouth and rub people up the wrong way on the forums are not bad people . the Harley forums and advrider are cool but when I had a triumph I was on triumphrat.org now there is a bunch of ****ers if I ever met them not the meridian triumph enthusiasts but the Hinckley bonnie riding arseholes . just go on there to rack their brains and read up but I wouldn't bother socialising on there too many bitchy ****ers both female and male on there . you will end up selling your Triumph :D
 

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i really doubt anyone will mind your thread its a bike build thread it just happens to be a triumph . I myself love the build threads I would love an old triumph of my own but I cant afford one these days and years ago my lack of mechanical skills and money constraints prevented it . I would be glad of good advise where ever it came from . when I had a Harley it was our Murican cousins that I got all my advise from on the forums and articles in American iron magazine one old bloke in California who was building engines and gear boxes back in the 60's was a great help to me I sent him a pm with a question and he took the time to give me a very long detailed informative answer . in fact one of the most likeable riders I ever met well an ex rider now was a bloke called Bruce who was over in Ireland on holidays he grew up on a farm in Iowa he ran a 72 bonnie until he started a family . a pure gentleman and a good laugh too . there is millions of Muricans riding bikes I have been chatting with the on the bike forums for years they are mainly sound blokes even the ones who put their foot in their mouth and rub people up the wrong way on the forums are not bad people . the Harley forums and advrider are cool but when I had a triumph I was on triumphrat.org now there is a bunch of ****ers if I ever met them not the meridian triumph enthusiasts but the Hinckley bonnie riding arseholes . just go on there to rack their brains and read up but I wouldn't bother socialising on there too many bitchy ****ers both female and male on there . you will end up selling your Triumph :D
I just oredered a clutch locking tool from ebay and I rang the bloke and was straight with him.I told him about getting dicked around over my cam follower from a seller who has kept me waiting two weeks.I told him if my part can be posted today and I get it by the weekend I will be back for more stuff.I told him what bike I was doing and he told me he has pretty much everything I need and he said he will do his best to help me out. The bloke with the cam folloer can...
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I told him he just lost a £600 order for being such a dickhead.
I like the way this build is progressing and I cant wait to post a video of me test riding it for you chaps that like this kind of stuff.
I joined that forum you mentioned a few days ago but none of the posers seem to be interested in a grease monkey like me or what I am doing.....Two likes is all my post drummed up so I will stick to this fine establishment where I am known..(and tolerated):D:D:D
My parts catalogue arrived today so its time to start writing down my wish list of bits n bobs I will be needing.
There is no way on gods green earth this Triumph will EVER be sold again, this one is a keeper just like the Dommie scrambler I built with the help of you fellas pointing me in the right direction...:love4::love4::love4:
 
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